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 Post subject: New Project by a Ballet Specialist(Warren)
PostPosted: Wed Dec 27, 2000 4:15 pm 
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<A HREF="http://www.arts.usf.edu/dance/dreamtime.htm" TARGET=_blank>Dream Time Our Time</A> <P> Image <P><I>gretchen ward warren</I> <P>- needs no introduction to 'real' ballet connoisseurs - but here is her personal page if you'd like a read! -<BR> <A HREF="http://www.arts.usf.edu/dance/faculty/warren/gww.html" TARGET=_blank>gretchen ward warren</A><P>both her ballet books are indispensable to teachers (see below).<P>as such, warren's reputation is definitely and deservedly as a ballet specialist, but when on her second trip to australia, a year ago, she began to make plans for a very different dance event.....<BR> Image <BR> <A HREF="http://www.arts.usf.edu/dance/dreamtime.htm" TARGET=_blank>Dream Time Our Time</A> to be held in just a few weeks in florida (warren is based at university of south florida dance department, in tampa), this event brings together australian aboriginal dancers and american indian dancers, in an artistic and social exploration.<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>The event will showcase the rich, cultural lives of Australian Aboriginal and American Indians, as well as examine the racism, dehumanization, and cultural genocide to which both have long been - - and continue to be - - subjected. In the process, we hope to engage all participants, artists and audiences alike, in a dialogue concerning social issues critical to the survival of indigenous cultures in contemporary times.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>i have posted this actual event website in OTHER DANCE forum - but, as we do not get as many visitors in there, and as people interested in warren's activities would hardly be likely to look there (!), i am putting it here as well....<P>----------------------------------------------------------------<P><I>about the books:</I><P> Image <P>her first book, published in 1989, is the ultimate ballet book - the 'final' reference manual......<P><A HREF="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0813009456/qid=977965744/sr=1-1/107-0431729-9638935" TARGET=_blank>Classical Ballet Technique</A> is an encyclopedic work, full of exquisite action photographs of ABT dancers, depicting every variation of every textbook ballet step...amplified with descriptions and explanations, and teaching notes which could have been a book all on their own. painstakingly edited, it is obviously a labour of love....and any ballet lover recognises it as such.<P>her next equally fascinating book was based on interviews with master teachers of our time - <A HREF="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0813017114/qid=977965744/sr=1-2/107-0431729-9638935" TARGET=_blank>The Art of Teaching Ballet</A><P>books may be ordered direct from the university publisher (see base of this link page) - <A HREF="http://www.arts.usf.edu/dance/faculty/warren/gww.html" TARGET=_blank>warren's home page with book ordering info</A> <BR><B>OR</B> <A HREF="http://www.amazon.com" TARGET=_blank>from amazon.com</A><P>-----------------------------------------------------------------<P><B>related links:</B><P>the university of south florida - <A HREF="http://www.usf.edu/" TARGET=_blank>http://www.usf.edu/</A> <BR>the dance dept. - <A HREF="http://www.arts.usf.edu/dance/" TARGET=_blank>http://www.arts.usf.edu/dance/</A><P>-----------------------------------------------------------------<P><I>please start any discussion wherever you feel most appropriate.....</I> <BR> <p>[This message has been edited by grace (edited December 27, 2000).]

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 Post subject: Re: New Project by a Ballet Specialist(Warren)
PostPosted: Wed Dec 27, 2000 4:36 pm 
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Great links Grace, thank you. In the book about teaching do you happen to know which ten teachers this is?


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 Post subject: Re: New Project by a Ballet Specialist(Warren)
PostPosted: Thu Dec 28, 2000 6:01 am 
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ok - dumb question coming up - Is she saying that these are the ten best? or is she just investigating their techniques/methods/thoughts? <P>There are a couple of others I would add to a ten best list would be :<P>Vera Volkova<BR>Olga Preobrajenska<BR>Asaf Messerer<P>All three of these were very influential and surely outstanding in the field of teaching ballet. But then I notice that neither Cecchetti nor Vaganova is on her list. What was her criteria for inclusion, may I ask?


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 Post subject: Re: New Project by a Ballet Specialist(Warren)
PostPosted: Thu Dec 28, 2000 12:54 pm 
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I am sure I would Grace - I am going to keep my eye out for it in the bookstore. I have her first book.


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